Jan 10, 2014

How to get rid of frown lines between brows, glabella wrinkles, alternative to botox - Guest post from Mingaile Tarpy


The following is a guest post by Mingaile Tarpy from Min´s Beauty Equipment

How to erase years off your face with a derma roller


I started looking after my skin when I was still a teenager, then when I turned 26 or 27 I started noticing some lines on my face, which always concerned me. I didn’t do much about it at that time except for applying a moisturizer. Then at the age of 31 I decided to fight back. I started doing some research about aging and various devices available for skin rejuvenation. The most impressive of all was a derma roller.


First of all, it has a lot of great reviews. A lot of people absolutely love it. Secondly, I also love it as I can see the effect it has on my skin. Thirdly, it only costs a few pounds to buy, a small fraction of any other anti-aging devices. So, what’s not to like about it?

The only drawback I can think of is that it should not be used when you have any skin problems, such as psoriasis, active acne spots or herpes, which is often the case with my skin. Even then I can’t complain much, because the same applies to any other anti-aging device, maybe with one or two exceptions.

What do derma rollers do?

A derma roller is a hand-held rolling device with lots of needles. It is used to rejuvenate skin, reduce the appearance of scars, improve the texture of the skin and even to reduce stretch marks. While rolling on your face it creates tiny holes in your skin. This results in increased skin permeability, which in turn means better absorption of skin care products. What’s even better, the right size needles, such as 1.5mm in length or longer, forces collagen and elastin regeneration, which are the main building blocks of skin.

How do you use a derma roller?

It is best to use a derma roller at night, right before going to bed. You will need a sterilizing solution, a serum and a moisturizer.  Although a serum and a moisturizer are optional, a sterilizing solution is absolutely necessary.  Having sterilized your skin and the derma roller you can start rolling the device over your skin.

It is advised to roll a few times up and down, then left to right and a few times across your face. You should only use short needles around the eye area, otherwise, avoid it. Once you are finished with rolling, put on some serum and a moisturizer (if needed) on top of it.

Your skin will burn after the rolling. It will be red and a tiny bit swollen. You might get a few little dots of blood showing on your face. Don’t worry about all of this, it won’t last long, maybe an hour or so. By the morning your skin should feel absolutely fine. Use a sun cream with high SPF for a couple of days after this procedure.

My personal experience in using derma rollers:

I had these annoying two lines (glabella wrinkles) in between my eyebrows which had started appearing when I was only 27, so I targeted them. I am very pleased with the results as the lines faded, which proved that the whole concept was working.

My forehead four years ago (at the top) and
now (bottom picture) after using a derma roller to smooth out the wrinkles



For those who have never considered Botox injections for line smoothing this device may sound crazy, but I know at least a couple of girls that have been addicted to Botox since their mid or late twenties. So, for all those young Botox fans I would highly recommend to replace that expensive habit with a derma roller.

Have you ever used a derma roller? Would you use it? Have you ever heard of it? What do you think of skin needling?


Mingaile Tarpy


Thank you so kindly Mingaile Tarpy for providing this interesting article.

I hope you all find this post helpful! XOXO, Sissi